Food

Hot Meals

Salvation Army: 352-8596 808 5th Ave. SE. Corner of 5th and Plum
Breakfast: everyday: 7-7:30 a.m. Lunch: Mon-Sat: 11:30-12:30 p.m., Sun 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dinner: everyday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Union Gospel Mission: 709-9725. Corner of Franklin and A St
Breakfast Monday – Friday 6am, Sundays 8-12,  Lunch: noon except Saturday (2-6PM) , Dinner: 6:00pm

First Baptist Church of Olympia: 357-3881.
Enter at corner of 9th and Franklin
Dinner: 4-5:30 every Sunday

St. Benedicts Episcopal Church 456-2240
Community dinner 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 3:00PM.
910 Bowker Street, Lacey

Community Kitchen Marsha Hubbard Burch
808 5th Ave SE, Olympia, 349-2808
Supplies meals for Teens at Risk at Rosie’s Place in the Community Youth Services Building on State Street.
Provides food to homeless being discharged from St. Peter’s Hospital. Interfaith Ministries finds housing, then delivers food.

Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia St.
For over 60: Lunch Mon through Fri at 11:30AM
$ 2.50 donation asked, but not required.

Food Banks

Olympia

Thurston County Food Bank: 220 Thurston Ave NE. 352-8597
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 1-3 p.m. the 2nd & 4th Wed of every month from 5-7 p.m. and the first Tuesday of every month for seniors (age 60 or older) or people who can show a current disabled parking permit in their name. The evening hours during the 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month are typically less crowded. The satellite food banks are another option for easy pick up of the basic food bags; please call ahead if you’d like to pick up food at one of those locations. If you require special assistance please contact Allison at (360)352-8597 ext. 109 or email clientservices@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org. We are closed on State Holidays.
Photo ID and proof of residence (phone bill, rent receipt, medical card, picture ID, utility bill etc.) is preferred but not required to establish an account. If a client is homeless or without such documents they will still be able to receive food. There are no income requirements. No one will be turned away from receiving food. They primarily serve the cities of Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and Rainier. Clients from other cities in Thurston County or other counties are served one time only, then directed to a food bank closer to their area to meet future needs (please see other food banks in Thurston County listed below). A three day supply of food is given 15 times a year. Clients may come as often as once a week until they reach 15 visits. After the first fifteen visits, a appointment with food bank staff is required in order to obtain a referral.

Special diets are accommodated (diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, baby food, and sometimes nutritional supplements such as Ensure are available). Federal commodities, which is food provided by the federal government based on income level, are distributed beginning the first working day of each month. Additional commodities are available for seniors and children based on income level. The food bank also offers others programs such as: FORKids (provides kids with weekend lunch food), Summer school lunch, Winter CSA (a box of fresh produce limited to families of 3 or more), Basic Food Program education and outreach (assistance with food stamp applications), and cooking demos. For more information please contact the food bank at (360)352-8597.

West Olympia

Evergreen Vista: (Bus 47)  (360) 352-1315; 1209 Fern St, Olympia 98502
Monday-Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM (by appointment only)

Hidden Creek Community Church: (Bus 47)  (360) 357-3739; 1807 9th Ave SW, Olympia 98502
Weekly, Wednesday & Thursdays 10AM-2PM and the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

East Olympia

Centro De Vida y Esperanza: (253) 241-4708; 2705 8th Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98506 Fridays from 10AM-3PM

Tumwater

Tumwater Fire Department: (us 13)  (360) 754-4170; 311 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater 98512
4th Tuesday of the month: 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Littlerock

Littlerock United Methodist Church: (360) 352-3887; 6336 128th Ave SW, Littlerock 98556 Available the 4th Wednesday of the month: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Steamboat Island

St. Christopher’s Church: (360) 352-8597 Please call to sign up, this location is by appointment only the 1st & 3rd Thursday, 5:30PM-7:00PM.

Senior Centers (for seniors only):

Olympia Senior Center: (Bus 41)  (360) 586-6181 ext.105; 222 Columbia St NW, 3rd Friday, 11:30-12:30

Lacey Senior Center: (Bus 67)  (360) 407-3967; 6757 Pacific Ave, 3rd Wed. 12:30-1:30

Lacey

St Benedict Episcopal Church: (Bus 67)  (360) 456-2240; 910 Bowker St, Lacey 98503
2nd Friday of the month 5:00-6:00 4th Saturday of the month: 12:30PM

Faith Assembly of Lacey: (Bus 66) (360)352-8597. 5615 30th Ave SE, Lacey 98503
1st & 3rd Sundays: 10:30AM – 1:30PM

Centro de Vida y Esperanza (Bus 64)
Every Friday 11Am – 4PM, 6131 Rainier Rd. SE # B 360 349-2743

Turning Point Church
Last Thursday of the month 11AM-1PM and 5:30PM-6:30PM
3707 Marvin Road NE 360 560-6919

First Baptist Church of Lacey (bus 64)
Resource Center next door to church. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10AM-2PM
4709 22nd Ave SE  360 491-1440

Yelm

Yelm Community Services (UCBO): 458-7000. Food bank: 458-4003.
624 Crystal Springs Rd NW, Yelm

Tenino

Tenino Community Service Center
P.O. Box 1239 Tenino, WA. 98589
Phone:(360) 264-5505
Fax: (360) 264-5506
Email: tcsct9o@scattercreek.com

Rainier

Rainier Food Bank 207 Centre St. SE Rainier, WA 98576
Phone: (360) 446-1040
E-Mail: Postmaster@RainierHistoricalSociety.org
Web Page: http://www.rainierhistoricalsociety.org/FoodBank.html

Rochester

Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF)
Highway 12, Rochester, WA. 98579 or
P.O. Box 312. Rochester, WA 98579
Web Page: http://www.roofcommunityservices.org
South Thurston United Friends (S.T.U.F.)
P.O. Box 384 Rochester, WA 98579
Phone: (360) 273-5891

Lakewood/Tacoma

Tacoma Adventis Community Services
3108 East Portland Ave
(253) 272-8289
has lots of diabetic food, you do not have to be diabetic to receive food. They also have a good clothing/furniture/household appliances section. Make sure you call ahead to make an appointment.

Food Stamps

DSHS: 725-6600 Toll Free (800) 348-9091. 6860 Capitol Blvd SE
Hours: 7:30 am-5pm.
[on the web]
Food stamps: The only criteria for eligibility is income level. Single people are eligible. “Expedited” food stamps within 5 days if no income or income less than shelter cost and no resources (money in bank etc). This lasts for 3 months then reviewed. But: after 1 month you may be sent a letter requesting documentation of homelessness or financial need. If you don’t respond to letter within 10 days your food stamps will be terminated. So make sure to establish a mailing address and to check it.

Thurston County Food Bank: 220 Thurston Ave NE. 352-8597

Clients can apply for Food Stamps with the client services manager.  Call 360-352-8597 x 109 to schedule an appointment.  Some applications can be done over the phone.

WIC

Women, Infants, & Children Program
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.

Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and assistance with access to health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC.
Eligibility guidelines can be found at this webpage.
Instructions for applying can be found here.